ShoBox: The New Generation will return with a quadruple header on Friday, January 22, headlined by middleweight prospect Rob Brant in a 10-round fight against Decarlo Perez.
Brant (18-0, 11 KO), of St. Paul, Minnesota, is a 25-year-old fighter who headlined the October 23 edition of ShoBox, beating Louis Rose by majority decision, which was Brant's ShoBox debut. He went 5-0 on the year in 2015. Perez (15-3-1, 5 KO), of Atlantic City, fought on the August 28 ShoBox, upsetting previously unbeaten prospect Juan Ubaldo Carrera, and will look to repeat that performance. He's won four straight fights since a 2014 loss to Wilky Campfort.
ShoBox analyst Steve Farhood sees this as a natural matchup, adding, "We're going to find out just how hot Rob Brant is."
"I'm really excited about this fight and I've been training hard for several weeks now,'' Brant said. "I've got a very serious opponent in front of me. He rates about a 7.7 at everything, which doesn't leave a whole lot of weaknesses. I've got to go back to pure boxing for this one. I have to be better in every department. It's my second time headlining ShoBox and I plan on improving from the first time, so viewers can chart my progress. This is my time to show my growth.''
"I'm so excited I'm the main event on national television,'' Perez said. "I don't know a lot about my opponent but I'm well prepared, both mentally and physically. I plan on giving the fans an exciting night. Camp is going very well. My management team has brought in top sparring with all undefeated boxers, one being Julian Williams. I'm excited that my trainer is allowing me to fight the majority, if not all of this fight, in the southpaw stance. I'm really a southpaw, but I have fought right-handed most of my career."
The undercard will see Filipino super featherweight Harmonito "Hammer" Dela Torre (17-0, 12 KO) take on Rafael Guzman (16-1-1, 10 KO) of Mexico; Jarrell Miller (15-0-1, 13 KO) against Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KO) in a heavyweight clash; and Bakhtiyar Eyubov (9-0, 9 KO) against Jared Robinson (16-2-1, 7 KO) in a junior welterweight opener. All of those fights are set for eight rounds.